James was born 4 March 1828 in Rye Cove, Scott County Virginia, the son of William and Francis Pendleton Horton. The 1850 census lists his occupation as Physician. In March of 1862 James enlisted in Confederate Army, Company C, Virginia 48th Infantry Regiment and by April 21 had been promoted to Full Captain. The 1870… [Read More]
Gary Hilton writes: Hi Patty – attached is a photo. I received this photo a few years ago, and can’t remember who provided it. I was told that this is the home of Samuel Pendleton Taylor and his wife, Amanda Bishop. Samuel died in 1930, and Amanda “Polly” died in 1950. Before Samuel died, they… [Read More]
Held for Murder Body of Wealthy Farmer is Found in Field on Christmas Day The Post: January 5, 1921 Harry Lawson, aged 26 years, ex-service man was arrested yesterday at his home near Rye Cove, Virginia, charged with the murder Saturday, of Ira N Taylor, wealthy farmer, age 74 years, after bloodhounds went from the… [Read More]
James W. Reed died 16 August 1931 in Estillville, Scott County, Virginia. The cause of death was pulmonary tuberculosis. His wife was Hester Cordelia McClellen, his parents were Amelia Brannon and Thomas Reed.
Submitted by Micah Cox My grandfather Henry Taylor told me the story of a murder, as his father Robert Lee Taylor, the shooter, told it to him. Robert Lee Taylor had a moonshine still in VA with a partner. His partner got a woman pregnant and was forced to marry her. The partner cheated on… [Read More]
Submitted by Micah Cox Henry Stewart Taylor, son of Robert Lee Taylor and Louisa Creech. Henry S. Taylor U.S. Army veteran, was an anti aircraft gunner in WWII. Henry served from 1939-1945 and was the holder of six Bronze Stars, having participated in the battles of Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, southern France and Germany. This… [Read More]
Submitted by Micah Cox
Orpha Ann Nash was the wife of John Taylor, and the mother of Robert Lee Taylor.
From the Big Stone Gap Post, November 5, 1903 NOTICE There is a stray cow at my house formerly owned by me. The cow was sold to C. C. Bell; she is starving and must be fed. I will, therefore, take care of her until owner comes and settles feed bill. Respectfully, J. P. Wolfe Nov…. [Read More]
From the Big Stone Gap Post, November 5, 1903 ELECTION JUDGE Killed at Fairview in Scott County A horrible affair occurred at Fairview, in Scott County, on Tuesday morning, as a result of dissatisfaction over judges of the election. It seems that John Catron and John Barnett, two Republican politicians objected to the Republican judge, Callaoway… [Read More]
From the Tazewell Republican, Thursday, November 26, 1903 SCOTT COUNTY TRAGEDY The Unfortunate Occurrence at the Election at Fairview, Va., Corrected by Several Witnesses On the morning of election I. E. Nickels, who was appointed judge of the election at Fairview voting precinct, notified one C. P. Roller that he had been appointed as the Republican… [Read More]